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Ricardo Dominguez

Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance
Theater (EDT), a group who developed virtual sit-in technologies
in solidarity with the Zapatistas communities in Chiapas, Mexico,
in 1998. His recent Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g.
lab project ( http://bang.transreal.org/)
with Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle
Mehrmand, the Transborder Immigrant Tool (a GPS cell phone safety
net tool for crossing the Mexico/US border) was the winner of
“Transnational Communities Award” (2008), an award funded by
Cultural Contact, Endowment for Culture Mexico–US and handed out
by the US Embassy in Mexico. It also was funded by CALIT2 and the
UCSD Center for the Humanities. The Transborder Immigrant Tool has
been exhibited at the 2010 California Biennial (OCMA), Toronto
Free Gallery, Canada (2011), The Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
(2013), ZKM, Germany (2013), as well as a number of other national
and international venues. The project was also under investigation
by the US Congress in 2009-2010 and was reviewed by Glenn Beck in
2010 as a gesture that potentially “dissolved” the U.S. border
with its poetry. Dominguez is an associate professor at the
University of California, San Diego, in the Visual Arts
Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator
at CALIT2 and the Performative Nano-Robotics Lab at SME, UCSD. He
also is co-founder of *particle group*, with artists Diane Ludin,
Nina Waisman, Amy Sara Carroll, whose art project about
nano-toxicology entitled *Particles of Interest: Tales of the
Matter Market* has been presented at the House of World Cultures,
Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro,
Brazil (2008), CAL NanoSystems Institute, UCLA (2009),
Medialab-Prado, Madrid (2009), E-Poetry Festival, Barcelona, Spain
(2009), Nanosférica, NYU (2010), and SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
(2012): http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/particle-group-intro.


Works being commented by Ricardo Dominguez
No works curated in year 2016.